USAID Advancing Nutrition
West Bank and Gaza
Responsive feeding involves reciprocal positive interactions between the caregiver and the child that encourage the child to eat, develop preferences for healthy foods and beverages, and progressively eat independently. Responsive feeding both relies on and supports the integration of all five components of nurturing care into the feeding process.
This brief, organized around five key messages, explains what is meant by responsive feeding and how to create the enabling environments for caregivers to responsively feed their young children. Practical examples from Bangladesh, Ghana, Mexico, Timor-Leste and the West Bank are included.